Cebu City dad’s appeal: Make J&J vaccines available for all

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Johnsons & Johnsons (J&J) should not only be for senior citizens but for all individuals who are willing to get vaccinated. This was the appeal of Cebu City Councilor Franklyn Ong, the…

Mandaue, Lapu return to MECQ status from Aug. 1 to Aug. 15

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Due to the continuous increase of COVID-19 infections, two of Cebu’s largest cities were reverted back to stricter community quarantine status. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday dawn, July 29, 2021, announced that the Inter-Agency…

Rama will no longer allow convergence in Fort San Pedro, Plazas, and Fuente Osmeña Circle

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama will no longer allow any convergence or gatherings in the city’s public parks. This includes Fort San Pedro, Plaza Independencia, Plaza Sugbo, and the Fuente Osmeña Circle…

Cebu City Council passes almost P4.5 billion supplemental budget on divided house

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The long-awaited almost P4.5 billion Supplemental Budget No. 1 (SB-1) proposed by Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella was finally passed by the City Council on Wednesday evening, July 28, 2021. After a grueling,…

Woman in viral video says taking of photos, videos in their property disturbs, threatens their lives

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Maria Amy Hofilña, the woman in a viral video accused of not paying the balance of a food package she ordered, said the taking of photos and videos in her residence by strangers,…

Private sector pledge to give nurses P15k monthly allowance

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – To address the lack of healthcare workers attending to infected patients in hospitals, the government, and private sector has dangled financial incentives for nurses who will be deployed in COVID-19 wards. The Project…

Cebu City to give P10k incentive to private hospital nurses, to hire 200 more

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/28/2021

Attention nurses, Cebu City is in need of 200 nurses to augment its healthcare system in light of the rising COVID-19 cases in the city. | REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco/ CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s hospitals are lacking…

CHR steps in to investigate Cortes slay; RSF urges govt to deepen probe

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has stepped in to conduct their own investigation on the killing of Cebuano blocktimer Renante ‘Rey’ Cortes. CHR spokersperson, lawyer Jacqueline Ann de Guia, said in a…

More Cebu towns reinstate restrictions

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—More localities in Cebu province have reinstated restrictions due to the continuous rise of COVID-19 cases.  The towns of Moalboal, Ginatilan, and Balamban recently issued Executive Orders (EO), reimposing stricter health protocols to contain the…

OCTA urges Cebu gov’t to contemplate stricter quarantine

Catherine Gonzales 07/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The provincial government of Cebu should contemplate imposing a stricter quarantine as it sees “exploding” COVID-19 cases possibly due to the highly transmissible Delta variant, OCTA Research said Wednesday. “Ang Cebu, kailangan magcontemplate ng…

Tumulak to re-propose Cebu City cemetery

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak will be re-proposing the Cebu City cemetery ordinance that he filed in 2020 following the sudden rise of deaths and eventual lack of graveyards in the city. Tumulak…

Hospital occupancy on the rise but officials say ‘outbreak still manageable’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—At least six ambulances were parked in front of a private hospital in uptown Cebu City on Tuesday afternoon, July 27, 2021.  One of them had a patient who was relying on an oxygen tank.…

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